Defying the Data Tsunami
Sitting Down With… Lutgarde Buydens, Professor, Analytical Chemistry: Chemometrics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Lutgarde Buydens | | Interview
Your cover feature – “Towards Tsunami-Resistant Chemometrics” – stirred up quite a bit of interest…
Yes, it did. I’ve had a lot of responses, especially at conferences. Now, “tsunami” is used regularly to describe large amounts of data... That’s really quite remarkable.
Everyone is beginning to realize that large amounts of data present problems – the big data issue has exacerbated the situation. Governments and large science organizations see it as one of the major issues that need addressing through “data science”, a new umbrella term that includes chemometrics. In fact, I now tag on “chemical data science” whenever I use chemometrics as it helps those unacquainted with the field. But if we stop using chemometrics, we lose part of our identity.
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